The Men in the Movement Action Team
and PCC Sylvania's MAVEN Present:
"THE BRO CODE: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men"
Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 6:00-9:00pm
at the Women's Resource Center
In The Bro Code, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Keith breaks down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism and uncovers a clear message: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. By showing how there's nothing natural or inevitable about this mentality, and by setting it against the terrible reality of men's violence against women in the real world, The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women.
We always have an interesting dialogue in response to sexist media and would love to hear your thoughts. Come join us in becoming part of the solution to ending violence against women! For more information, contact MenInTheMovement@gmail.com or Maven.PCC@gmail.com
MAVEN (Men's Anti-Violence Education Network) at Portland Community College Sylvania explores issues of masculinity, homophobia, interpersonal violence, and gender socialization. Our events and activities address causes of violence including intersecting oppressions such as racism, classism, etc. MAVEN is open to everyone and works to promote equitable attitudes, behaviors, practices, and policies for our community.
The Men in the Movement Action Team operates out of the PSU Women's Resource Center and is dedicated to ending men's violence against women, acting as allies in feminist struggles, and promoting a healthy masculinity.